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Covenant of Mayors East (CoM East)

 

Covenant of Mayors East (CoM East) is the EU-funded project aimed at introducing the EU climate and energy initiative to the Eastern Partnership countries. CoM East supports local authorities in implementing sustainable energy policies, reducing their dependency on fossil fuels, improving the security of energy supply, and facilitates their contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Project was launched on June 1, 2016. Its duration is four years until May 2020.

 

CoM East Signatories commit to:

  • Reducing —ő2 emissions by 30% by 2030;

  • Enhancing resilience by adapting to the impacts of climate change and undertaking a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment;

  • Developing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) within two years.
     

CoM East helps in:

  • Fostering the Eastern Partnership (EaP) citiesí development and implementation of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans;

  • Enhancing sustainability of the Covenant of Mayors in the EaP countries and adapting the EU 2030 energy and climate objectives to the regional context;

  • Raising awareness of and promoting the new Covenant.

 

CoM East core activities:

  • Capacity building to strengthen the expertise of Covenant National Coordinators (CNC), Covenant Territorial Coordinators (CTC), Covenant Supporters (CS) and Signatories in the field of energy and climate policies.

  • Operating the Country Helpdesks to provide an administrative, promotional and technical assistance to the CoM East Signatories and other stakeholders.

  • Networking with financing institutions, international donors, relevant ministries, and cooperating with other initiatives and programmes to develop a plan for achieving CoM East objectives and give strategic direction to the CoM East Project after 2020.

  • Communicating the CoM East results and achievements to Signatories, CNC, CTC and CS; promoting and raising awareness of key stakeholders about the Covenant's targets and benefits, achievements, success stories, best practices, etc.

  • Coordinating development of the country strategies with national, international and EU initiatives programmes, as well as embedding the Covenant of Mayors initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries.

     

CoM East expected results:

  • Strengthened capacity of Signatories, Covenant National and Territorial Coordinators and Covenant Supporters via delivery of train-the-trainers workshops, study tours, staff exchanges, thematic seminars, webinars and trainings, individual consultations, etc.;

  • Fully operational Country Helpdesks providing administrative, promotional and technical assistance to CoM East Signatories and stakeholders;

  • Networking and cooperating activities, matchmaking meetings organised to establish long-term cooperation with financiers, donors and ministries;

  • Well promoted CoM East benefits, results and achievements at national and international levels through organising and participating in different events, conducting awareness campaigns and information activities;

  • Coordinated and monitored Signatoriesí progress and performance of SECAPs; the Covenant political commitment tailored to the EaP countriesí national needs.

 

CoM East acts for:

  • Local authorities interested in committing to the new Covenant and developing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan;

  • Covenant signatory cities that have developed their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs);

  • Covenant National Coordinators, Covenant Territorial Coordinators and Covenant Supporters directly involved in the capacity building and networking activities.

 

Location of the CoM East Office in Georgia:

19, D. Gamrekeli St., office 611, Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia

Tel. + 995 32 2 242540; + 995 32 2 242541;

E-mail: george.abulashvili@eumayors.eu

 

The Project is implemented by Energy Cities-led Consortium.


Updated: November 25, 2016

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